Vikki & Richard settled on The Ashes Barns wedding venue in Endon, Staffordshire.  Their wedding day colour scheme consisted of reds and blues – perfect for a November wedding – a first look (which was a great idea!), South African snacks like biltong (as a fellow SA boy I love the stuff!!!), sparklers, and over-sized shades and inflatables making their way onto the dance floor.

I started all my prep images at The Moat House Hotel in Stoke, the ladies’ hair and make-up styled by the very talented Caro Millington.  The guys were a few rooms away sharing a bottle of port.

Their ceremony and reception were held at The Ashes wedding venue, a 35-minute journey away from their hotel.  The ceremony came together beautifully with a few tears and plenty of laughter.  The guests enjoyed drinks and snacks in the oldest structure of The Ashes, the West Barn, staying in the warmth before being seated in the East Barn for the reception.  Face cards made a strong appearance here, with everyone taking selfies and erupting into laughter at the comical effect.

The sparklers went down a treat despite the cold climate, making for some romantic images involving friends and family. And the dance floor was enriched with colour from everyone wearing bright over-sized shades, hats and playing the odd inflatable musical instrument – brilliant!!!!

Such a great day, thank you Vikki & Rich for having me!!

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